December 2008 GTRA Symposium

The GTRA Symposium is designed to provide government CXOs an executive-level forum to learn, collaborate and share best practices across the four areas paramount to executing successful IT strategies: Enterprise Architecture, Security, Green IT, and Leadership. Through forward looking presentations, break-out sessions, and cutting-edge technology demonstrations, executives will see how each of these areas are inter-related and walk away armed with the resources and contacts necessary to achieve success.

The GTRA Symposium converges the four GTRA Council Meetings taking place at the same time and location for true government- wide collaboration. Each of these four individual councils will have a full program while allowing participants to network and share information across technology areas.




  • Amit Yoran, CEO, NetWitness / Richard "Dick" Burk, GTRA Council Member - Executive Perspectives: The Future of Government IT
  • Kevin Lawson, Branch Chief, Applications Development Branch, TSA / Susan D. Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, Information and Network Assurance, DoD - Leadership Focus: Change is Here - Now What?
  • Daud Santosa, Chief Technology Officer, National Business Center, Interior / Steven J. Kempf, Assistant Commissioner, Acquisition Management, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA / Emmett Webster, Director, Governance & Information Assurance, OCIO, DoD - Virtualization and the Case to Go Green
  • Marian Cody, Chief Information Security Officer, EPA / Ira Grossman, Chief Enterprise Architect, FEMA / Zenny Sadlon, Program Analyst, EPA - Collaboration is More Than an Emerging Imperative
  • Mischel Kwon, Director, US-Cert, DHS / Randy Vickers, Deputy Director, US-Cert, DHS - Emerging Cyber Security Threats







  • Dr. Robert "Rocky" Young, Associate Professor of Systems Management, NDU - Computer Network Attack and Defense: Hacker Challenge










  • Chris White, Enterprise Architecture Solutions Expert, IBM / Bill Wimsatt, Wells Landers - Federal Segment Architecture and Enterprise Lifecycle Management




  • Marco Santini, Deputy Director, Customer Accounts and Research, GSA - Assisted Acquisition Management
  • Dr. Clark Smith, Director, Technology Division, PM-ISE - Information Sharing
  • Dr. W. Stan Boddie, PMP, CISSP, Professor of Systems Management, Information Resource Management College, NDU - Leadership in Your Agency
  • Michael McFarren, Senior Principal, Information Systems Engineer, MITRE - Business Process Reengineering Within Enterprise Architecture
  • Lori Pettebone-Maatta, Director of EA Program Management, CMS, HHS - Records Management
  • Justin Murphy, Deputy Executive Director, NIEM - National Information Exchange Program




  • Adaptive - Bridging Enterprise Architecture and Information Management
  • Authernative - Addressing User Authentication Challenges in Government
  • Cisco Systems - Secure Unified Communications
  • FiberlinkMobility-as-a-Service
  • Gideon Technologies - Enterprise Level Consideratoins for Automated and Unified Compliance Management
  • IBM - Telelogic and IBM: A Bright Future
  • Q1 Labs - Centralized Network Security Management
  • SafeNet - Enterprise Data Protection
  • Seros - Vendor Neutral and Interoperable SOA
  • TopQuadrant - Semantic Web for Enterprise Architecture
  • Troux Technologies - Business Transformation